Our VC on being part of Australia's National University
University is one of the most exciting and formative times of life. At ANU, your experience will be equal to what is offered at the top universities in the world - think Harvard, Cambridge, Yale and Oxford. ANU is one of the world's top 25 universities and is much more than a place you come for a few hours a day for lectures.
ANU will become your home. Over 5,000 students live right here on campus. You'll meet, hang out and make lifelong friends with interesting, diverse and talented people.
Our academic staff are world leaders in their fields. They don't teach from textbooks - they write them. They lead scientific discoveries, make technological advances, unearth our secret histories and teach us about ourselves. ANU has one of the highest staff-to-student ratios in the country, so you get to know your teachers - and they get to know you.
At ANU, if you have a passion for one area of study, but want a career in another, you can pick a Flexible Double Degree. Or how about undertaking research as an undergraduate? You can do internships with government or industry, or you can go on exchange and study abroad. We put you in the driver's seat and we're always looking for ways to give you more amazing experiences that will help you stand out when you graduate.
Our undergraduate student community is small and we keep it that way so you can feel part of it. We can provide accommodation in a residential hall for most students who want it. But if you live off-campus you can join Griffin Hall - the ANU 'virtual' hall - so you can get involved in interhall comps and activities. You can join over 100 different clubs and societies too.
Choose ANU and join us for what will be the most transformative experience of your life.
Professor Brian P Schmidt AC